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s9am_me

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just what it says on the title. The cheapest i've found was at sotrickcomputers.com for $20. compusa is chargin is $40 anyone know any other places?
 

cursor

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CompUSA had them for 20 back in their columbus day sale. I think that was after rebate. I used one once and was not impressed. It was kind of like using an old manual typewriter. You had to press very hard on the keys. It had a weird feeling. Ick. I suggest you try it out before you buy it to make sure it's for you.
 

grim

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i dont think you are gunna get them for any lower than $20. thats the lowest i have seen them go for. i think thats a pretty good price for a flexible waterproof keyboard.
 

Randy

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cursor said:
CompUSA had them for 20 back in their columbus day sale. I think that was after rebate. I used one once and was not impressed. It was kind of like using an old manual typewriter. You had to press very hard on the keys. It had a weird feeling. Ick. I suggest you try it out before you buy it to make sure it's for you.

I agree, I just checked one out this past weekend at Compucare
in Bellingham WA. and I had the same perception as you, definitely not for me.
 

Captain Slug

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grim said:
thats a pretty good price for a flexible waterproof keyboard.

Correct. The fact that it's water-proof is the ONLY REAL selling feature. The fact you can fold it up into a small package is aomewhat attractive, but it also makes the typing alot harder and slower. If you need a small keyboard for LAN parties that won't hurt your fingers, I recommend getting a slim model instead ($17).

I find the slim keys alot easier to type with because they have far less resistance. That keyboard is only a foot wide and weighs very little.
 

notasparagus

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Captain Slug said:


Correct. The fact that it's water-proof is the ONLY REAL selling feature. The fact you can fold it up into a small package is aomewhat attractive, but it also makes the typing alot harder and slower. If you need a small keyboard for LAN parties that won't hurt your fingers, I recommend getting a slim model instead ($17).
I find the slim keys alot easier to type with because they have far less resistance. That keyboard is only a foot wide and weighs very little.

That thing looks pretty cool to, I might have to get one of those.
 
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s9am_me

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i agree with the flexible keyboard. it doesn't feel right. but its a gift for a friend. that slim keyboard looks sweet tho. might have to pick up one of those later on :cool: